Sunday, March 30, 2014

Worship TEAM ??

I've been struggling with a musical problem for a while now. A song that's being covered ( as in cover band ) requires from zero to all six of our stage musicians depending on which song we're learning/performing/leading. If the song requires one, I usually hear two. If it requires three, you can count on four. If the song requires a simple x_x_x_x_ fill you can count on XxXxXXx_xxXx or something equally confusing. If the instrumental part on the recording is too boring, someone WILL assuredly add a bunch of extraneous notes to it for their own enjoyment. If three notes will do, why not seven or eight? True story. How do you deal with a musician you love as a person but don't want to be on stage with?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Setlist for October 16th 2011

1. C - No Chains On Me
2. A - Your Love Never Fails
3. C - Here For You
4. G - It Is Well With My Soul
5. B - Lord I Need You
6. G - How Marvelous

Not sure 'Lord I Need You' belongs in there, goes up to F# above middle C, but I've said that before. Here's the 1st time we did 'No Chains'


What lies ahead

Our church is getting a new Worship Pastor. He is one of the sweetest and funniest people I have ever known. I was fortunate to be on the search committee that was looking into candidates, and this guy is a winner. During an interview, I felt like I had been to a Sunday school lesson - this guy's faith is serious. He may not be the most current or most leading edge guy I've worked with (his current church has an 'orchestra'), but his heart is in the right place, heck his heart IS the right place! Looking forward to what God has in store.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

to B or not to B ( when maybe A or G is fine )

What is the highest note you should ask the congregation to sing? Currently our leader bounces around F# above middle C ( F#4)

In his book " Here I Am To Worship", Tim Hughes specifies Bb2 to D4, just above middle C. How high should we be singing? David Crowder is often quoted as saying to move the songs to a higher key, and people will sing louder. That works as long as you're David Crowder and people are a captive audience paying $20 to sing along with you.

Not sure it works in a congregation

your opinions


Saturday, April 11, 2009

He is RISEN!

This is my favorite Easter song! ( Get out the Kleenexes )

He is Risen INDEED!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


this is the week when we can 'Fall in love with Christ' all over again. I hope you ( whomever you are ) and your music ministry bless countless others this week, and I hope you'll be blessed yourself along the way

Here's a link to the slides we Used at Journey Fellowship back in 2005 for Easter Sunday


Monday, February 9, 2009

I'd like to hear this song in our Worship

perhaps slower, as a power ballad